Years ago, before I was very interested in meal prep, Mary Jo bought a Boos Block cutting board. It was a hefty board and I didn’t pay too much attention until she told me how much it cost! Sure seemed expensive and unnecessary. At the time I thought that our various plastic boards and the pull out under-counter piece of plywood was more that anyone needs. How wrong I was! And the cost of the board now seems insignificant compared to the joy it is to work with. Our Boos Board is probably one of the reasons I got interested in cooking and food prep. What a pleasure it is to have a solid feeling board when chopping just about anything. I especially like it for mincing garlic which , to do effectively without hassle, takes a strong, heavy board.
We’ve had our Boos Board for around eight years and use it everyday. We even brought it with us to Minnesota from Florida because nothing works like a Boos and we knew we would be preparing meals without one if we didn’t! (I hope my sister-in-law, whom we are staying with, is not offended! We also brought our Wustof Knife set too, but that will be a separate post). The block is easy maintenance requiring only soap and water cleaning. After using it for 3 or 4 weeks, it needs to be re-oiled with Boos Mystery Oil, but that is it! Our block will last for years to come and shows very little surface wear after constant use. Our block, by the way, is about 16″ X 24″ X 1 1/2″ and is made of maple. Boos has a big selection of styles and sizes to suit your needs and also comes in cherry and walnut models. If you watch any of the cooking shows, most of the chefs use Boos Boards or have Boos Countertops. I really think everyone should have a Boos. Check out Boos Boards at Amazon here.
If you are serious about food and food preparing you owe yourself to have the best. Boos makes food chopping fun! Hope you check them out.